Charlie Patton

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Birthday
1, 1891
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 28, 1934 (42)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1891
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 28, 1934 (42)

About

Father of the Delta Blues who released songs like "Pea Vine Blues," "It Won't Be Long," and"Tom Rushen Blues."

Before Fame

He made his first recording in 1929 for Paramount and, within a year, he became their top-selling blues artist.

Trivia

His gravelly singing voice, the product of decades of whiskey and cigar smoking, became a major part of his style, as did his showmanship and sense of rhythm.

Family Life

He was born in Hinds County, Mississippi and grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

Associated With

Jimi Hendrix grew up admiring Patton.